All major venders are done(venue, food, bar, hair, makeup, officiant, dj, hotels, photographer, videographer, rehearsal dinner venue), done with half of my diy projects( centerpieces, personalized drop box, garter, bouquets, boutonnieres, unity candles, wine box), Dresses arrived and suits sizes have been measured, trials for food, cake, hair and makeup are done. Honeymoon booked. Rings are here and sized correctly. Have a pet sitter for the honeymoon.
Have alteration appointment for april for my dress and all my accessories are bought.
Bought thank you presents for bridesmaids, groomsmen and all parents.- just waiting on one more to come in.
Sent out invitations 2 or 3 weeks ago--- but 98% are from out of state and I mean 18-22 hours away via driving. RSVP date is May 1st.
Almost done with vows and morning of letter to groom.
Still struggling with picking out regular song recommendations for DJ for dancing. Still need to pay off honeymoon. Still need to figure out groom gift
Anxiety is big since most of the stuff I still need to do I can not yet such as- favors- because edible, seating chart need rsvp, food amounts, chair rentals. get marriage license and put together welcome bags
I think 6-8 weeks ahead for invites is plenty of time, and the norm nowadays, ESPECIALLY if you sent out Save the Dates. My RSVPs are due May 8, and I'm planning to have invites sent out by the week of April 8. My invites were done by a local stationer with 30+ years of experience and she was the first one to tell me of that timeline -- plus my wedding coordinator agrees -- so I feel good about it!
Totally with you on the anxious part, within the last fews weeks things really seem to be RAMPING up!!
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Here's the flower wreath, still filling in the empty spaces but its close to done. Its going to be up on the awning of the pavilion so it should be far enough from the real flowers to look matching.
In January, someone asked, "You're getting married this year, right?"
"No, it's next--oh. It is this year..."
All vendors are hired, invitations went out three weeks ago, and what remains are those niggling details. Like, "Should we put Tide pens outside the bathroom?" (The reception is a barbecue luncheon. Stains seems inevitable.) Or "Who should be appointed bouncers to escort unwanted guests from the ceremony?" (Long story.)
Also, my matron of honor is eight months pregnant, and will be six weeks postpartum come the wedding. That made trying to get her dress somewhat challenging.
For months, it seemed like PLENTY of time, but now, it seems very CLOSE!! I'm a DIY and making almost everything, but I've been able to just slowly check off item by often as complete. I'm sending out invitations first part of next week. The only thing I'm having a challenge is - my dress! OMG - I am embarrassingly admitting that I have purchased 5 dresses (I will be selling these later, of course). I bought the first one last April 2018 and am leaning toward that one. But it's kind of driving me crazy! Are any of you changing into a different dress for the reception (cooler, or shorter, or more 'dance-able')? Are any of you wearing a short dress for your wedding in the first place? Are you getting married inside or outside and how does that affect what your dress is like? I'd love to hear from any of you about your dress situation and your relationship to your dress!!!!! Thanks Date Twins!!!!!
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I bought my dress last July for around 80. Its a floor length dress that is sleeveless and very light weight. Perfect for summer, my wedding is going to be super casual so I think I will be pretty comfortable in it.
June 8th here. Feeling a little bridezilla coming on! Lol. I think we are in a good place. Total of 18 of us in the wedding party and all but one girl has their attire. Our venue owners sold out so we are meeting the new owners this Saturday... I'm hoping my gut feeling is wrong about them. Nervous about that. Praying for sunshine bc it's all outside and with 225 possible guests.... rain could make it a disaster!